Tegan and Sara
That's right, new music from Tegan and Sara. Get excited because this may very well be the best output of twin sisters Quin's thirteen year career. Last week, RollingStone.com premiered "Closer," the lead single off Heartthrob, their forthcoming studio album set for a January 2013 release and its spread across the internet like wildfire.
Heartthrob may not be coming out until next year, but a couple of lucky fans will get a chance to listen to an exclusive sneak peek of it with Tegan and Sara themselves on their upcoming tour with The Black Keys. Fans can enter to win some quality hangout time with the girls on their Sonos-outfitted tour bus where they'll be amongst the first to ever hear songs from their upcoming album. Fans can enter the "Get Closer To Tegan and Sara" Contest here:http://www.teganandsara.com/getcloser
"Sara calls CLOSER my 'let's get it on' track" Tegan explains to Rolling Stone. "And although I do imagine that this would be an okay song to make out to, all I intended was to write something sweet that reminded the listener of a time before sex, complicated relationships, drama and heart break. In short, I was writing about my youth. A time when we got CLOSER by linking arms and walking down our school hallway or talked all night on the telephone about every thought or experience we'd ever had. It wasn't necessarily even about hooking up or admitting your feelings back then. In fact THAT rarely happened. It was the anticipation of something MAYBE happening that was truly exciting and satisfying. We were perpetually getting CLOSER, yet we rarely got physical with one another, if ever. These relationships existed in a state of sexual and physical ambiguity. Is there anything more romantic than that?"
In addition to a handful of headlining shows and a performance at Austin City Limits, Tegan and Sara have some massive tours coming up with the likes of The Black Keys and The Killers. A full list of tour dates is below.
Stay tuned into TeganAndSara.com for more information about Heartthrob, due out January 2013.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sep 25 - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
Sep 28 - Cuthbert Amphitheatre - Eugene, OR
Sep 29 - Harmony By The Bay Festival - Mountain View, CA